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Free Attacking Drills for 8-year-old kids

Attacking Drills – Counter Attack 1

Counter Attack 1

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DESCRIPTION
• each team defends and attacks one goal
• teams play 2v2 in one half and 4v4 in the other half
• one neutral player in each centre square
• players must stay in their designated zone
• a defending player must try to pass to a neutral player inside the middle square
• the neutral player then passes to a player from the team in possession into the attacking half
• the neutral player may advance into the attacking half to support the attacking players
• one neutral player always must be in the neutral zone as a supporting player
• neutral players return to their square as soon as the attacking team loses the ball
• switch roles after appr. 10 minutes

VARIATION
• allow only the team with four defenders in one half to pass directly to their two attackers (without support by the neutral players)
• allow only the team with two defenders in one half to pass directly to their four attackers (without support by the neutral players)
• limit number of touches
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

COACHING POINTS

Attacking:
• angle, distance and timing of support
• body position – open to field
• decision making
• verbal and visual communication
• quick finish
• quick transitions
• support position lateral to ball

Defending:
• angle and distance of cover
• changing role of pressure and cover
• visual and verbal communication
• positioning to provide cover and balance
• intercepting pass
• defending vital space (squeeze toward center)
• defending space behind
• tracking players
• quick transitions

 

 

Attacking Drills – Field Goal Scrimmage

Field Goal Scrimmage

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DESCRIPTION
• each team defends and attacks one goal
• teams score by dribbling through any cone goal and two points for scoring a goal
• 4 points if a player dribbles through a cone goal and then scores a goal

VARIATION
• each team defends and attacks one goal and two cone goals
• add neutral player
• team can only score a goal if the ball is dribbled through a cone goal first
• adjust size and/or number of cone goals

COACHING POINTS
• quick finish
• quick transitions
• quality of preparation touch
• aggressive and positive mentality
• vision and anticipation
• placement versus power
• set up defender
• protect the ball
• vision
• angle, distance and timing of support
• body position – open to field
• decision making
• verbal and visual communication

 

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